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Our Enemy Isn’t COVID. It’s American Exceptionalism.

Years ago, when President Obama was hard at work putting together a consensus on the Affordable Care Act, I had the beginnings of an argument with a relative. I say “beginnings” because it was over almost as soon as it … Continue reading

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I See Color

I’ve been running across a phrase on social media these days; you’ve probably run into it, too. Some white folks are saying that when interacting with people of color, they “don’t see color.” I think this phrase comes from a … Continue reading

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Is It OK to Miss Baseball?

Everything goes OK for a while. I’m on top of the new reality, I’m adjusting, I’m looking out for the people in my life. I send out texts to my older friends to see if they need errands run; maybe … Continue reading

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A Sad, Sad Knucklehead

I find myself wanting to write about depression. My depression. I’m doing this for me, because I process feelings verbally, and talking or writing about something that’s on my mind helps me make sense of it. I’m going to publish … Continue reading

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The 12th Knucklehead

Baseball. It’s almost here. It’s been a particularly long and cold winter, more so than most. I’m hungry for baseball. Today the spring training games began; tomorrow the familiar voices will yawn and stretch, get behind a microphone, and begin … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Son: Regarding Privilege

I know. It’s a loaded word. But honestly, privilege is something you’re going to need to have a handle on as you head out into the world. And it’s a damned¬†elusive thing to get a grip on, nearly impossible to … Continue reading

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A Bit of Housekeeping

I started writing this blog back in the fall of 2013, when The Knucklehead went away to college. I needed a distraction with my only child out of the house, and I thought this would be a good one. I … Continue reading

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House Rules

OK, Knucklehead. You’re making your first visit to you new home on the Left Coast. This time it’s for eleven days; next time, who knows when or for how long? A couple days? Two weeks? Eight months? To quote Robert … Continue reading

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Home for the Holiday

Our story thus far: When The Knucklehead was four years old, his mom moved him from the Washington DC area to a rural Pennsylvania town, the one in which she grew up and her family remained. I moved there as … Continue reading

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My Heart-to-Heart With Hugo

(The hardest thing about having a dog or a cat or other pet is you can’t explain things to them. You can’t explain things to babies, either, but you figure they’ll grow out of that eventually. Not so with other … Continue reading

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